Clarke triumphs in Beaufort

Break laps field in men's race

Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare) was victorious in the Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic men's race, taking the sprint over Luca Damiani (Kenda/5-Hour Energy Pro Cycling) and Carlos Alzate (Team Exergy). Clarke had earlier taken a lap on the field with teammate Karl Menzies, Andrew Dahlheim (BISSELL Pro Cycling), Raymond Kreder (Chipotle Development Team) and a number of other riders.

The group of eight riders managed to get away after 20 laps of racing and after almost being reeled in a number of times, managed to gain a lap on the field. UnitedHealthcare was the best represented of the elite break and after neutralising a number of attacks from the field of lapped riders the UCI Pro Continental squad worked to set up the sprint for Roswell podium placer Hilton Clarke.

It was the familiar Blue train that led for the final 10 laps and - in what was almost a formality - delivered Clarke to the line. The Aussie was too good and made it two wins in 3 days for his team.

Buchanan makes it three straight wins for Colavita

Rushlee Buchanan continued the domination of the Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light cycling team in Speed Week winning solo in the Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic. Theresa Cliff-Ryan gave the team a 1-2 finish and has now finished first or second in all of the first three races of the series. Christina Gokey-Smith rounded out the podium with another strong ride, but again fell short of the win after being out-manoeuvred by the powerful Colavita team.

Buchanan's win was set up after taking a flyer with 6 laps to go. She was briefly joined by Jennifer Rasmusson (Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder) and the two worked together to hold off the chasing pack led by Rouse Bicycles. Rasmusson was then dropped by Buchanan with 3 laps to go, and the Colavita rider went on to win alone.

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Elite men
1Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)1:35:19
2Luca Damiani (Kenda/5-hour Energy p/b Geargrinder)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Carlos Alzate Escobar (Team Exergy)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)Row 3 - Cell 2
4Eric Marcotte (SKLZ p/b Pista Place)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Tom Scully (Chipotle Development Team)0:00:02
7Andrew Dahlheim (Bissell Cycling)0:00:03
8Adam Thuss (Trek Red Truck pb Mosaic Homes)0:00:14
9Andrew Gonzales (Elbowz Racing)0:00:21
10Raymond Kreder (Chipotle Development Team)0:00:22
11Adrian Hegyvary (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)0:00:33
12Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)0:01:00
13Luke Keough (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)0:01:02
14Kayle Leogrande (Monster Media)0:01:05
15Benjamin Chaddock (Team Exergy)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Lisban Quintero (Foundation/CRCA)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Oscar Clark ( Pro Cycling Team)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Chad Hartley (Kenda/5-hour Energy p/b Geargrinder)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Euris Rafael Vidal (Foundation/CRCA)0:01:07
20Timothy Brown (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson)0:01:08
21David Guttenplan (Chemstar p/b UnitedHealthcare Elite Cycling Team)0:01:09
22Ed Veal (Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Christian Helmig (Elbowz Racing)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Thacker Reeves (Chipotle Development Team)0:01:10
25Curtis Winsor (Four2One Sports/ Chemstar-United Healthcare)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Thomas Brown (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)0:01:11
27Enno Quast ( 26 - Cell 2
28Ricky Escuela (Full Circle Sports)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Joseph Schmalz (Elbowz Racing)0:01:12
30Neil Bezdek (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Christopher Monteleone (Kenda/5-hour Energy p/b Geargrinder)0:01:14
32Austin Roach (MetLife Cycling Team)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Josh Paul BarrettRow 32 - Cell 2
34Craig Logan (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)0:01:15
35Michael Niemi (Gearlink Racing Inc.)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Ryan Dewald (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson)0:01:18
37David Fortner (Foundation/CRCA)0:01:19
38Karel Sumbal (Gearlink Racing Inc.)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Alex Bowden (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis)0:01:20
40Charles Eldridge (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Tyler Jewell (Elbowz Racing)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Mat Stephens (Elbowz Racing)0:01:21
43Colin Jaskiewicz (Century Road Club Association)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Yosvany Falcon ( Pro Cycling Team)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)0:01:22
46Brad White (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)0:01:24
47Travis Livermon (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)0:01:26
48Andrew Pinfold (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)0:01:27
49Alexander Bremer (Foundation/CRCA)0:01:34
50Daniel Ramsey (Full Circle Sports)Row 49 - Cell 2
51J Gabriel LloydRow 50 - Cell 2
52Oneil Samuels (Litespeed-BMW)0:01:35
53Ryan Fleming (MetLife Cycling Team)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Brian Hill (Four2One Sports/ Chemstar-United Healthcare)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Artur Sagat (Litespeed-BMW)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Jesse Keough (
57Adam Carr (TwinSix - Form Fitness)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Michael Midlarsky ( Pro Cycling Team)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Isaac Howe (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop)0:01:39
60Frank Travieso ( Pro Cycling Team)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Zachary Davies (V Australia)0:01:46
62Jared Nieters (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson)0:02:17
63Russ Langley (XO Communications / Battley Harley-Davidson)0:03:13
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Elite women
1Rushlee Buchanan (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light)1:11:38
2Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light)0:00:04
3Christina Gokey-Smith (Rouse Bicycles)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Erica Allar (RideClean presented by 4 - Cell 2
6Jennifer Purcell (Rooster p/b Edge Composite Wheels)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Lauren Hall (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Tiffany Pezzulo (Primal/MapMyRide Women's Racing)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Edita Janeliunaite (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Nicky Wangsgard (Primal/MapMyRide Women's Racing)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO/To The Top)0:00:05
12Liza Rachetto (Primal/MapMyRide Women's Racing)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO/To The Top)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Lauren Tamayo (Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Joelle Numainville (Team TIBCO/To The Top)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Elizabeth Morse Hill (The Super Cool Bike Shop)0:00:06
17Lenore Pipes (Guam National Team)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Laura Parsons (Primal Rose Bandits)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Amy McGuire (Wheelworks Racing)0:00:07
20Valeria Galeano (Primal Rose Bandits)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Sara Tussey (Hincapie / Green Creation)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Mary Pat Rodriguez (Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Robin Farina (Rouse Bicycles)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Anne Samplonius (Rouse Bicycles)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Lindsay Honaker (XO Communications/Battley Harley-Davidson)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Marianne Holt (Pain Pathways Women's Cycling)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Kacey Manderfield (Pure Energy Cycling Team ProAirHFA)0:00:08
29Jennifer Wheeler (Team TIBCO/To The Top)0:00:09
30Cheryl Fuller Muller (LG Factory Team)0:00:14
31Kathryn Clark (Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder)0:00:21
32Jennifer Rasmusson (Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder)0:00:31

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